Good evening, TAI readers! We hope you’ve had a productive weekend. As you prepare for the week ahead, take some time to look back on some stories you may have missed over the past week:Revolution is on in Ukraine, and the unrest in Kiev is not only increasing the chances of a clash between Russia and the West, it’s testing the viability of NATO.When missile defense is about more than missiles. Western missile defense strategies aren’t only about preventing rogue strikes—they help to define America’s relationship with both Europe and Russia.Tanking tourism with a tweet. Terrorists made use of Twitter earlier this week in Egypt, warning tourists to leave the country…or else. The Egyptian government is taking this seriously—tourism is one of the most important industries for the country struggling to stay afloat.Higher pay, fewer jobs. A new CBO report found that raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would eliminate half a million jobs. This is a bitter pill for the “party of science” to swallow; maybe they’ll spin these job losses as liberations.For a supposedly global green leader, Germany sure seems to like its coal. In the wake of its nuclear energy phaseout, Berlin has had to rely on coal for more of its energy than it has in more than 20 years—so much so that it’s considering razing entire villages to get at the decidedly brown fossil fuel.Red light, green light. The stop-and-go nature of immigration reform is enough to give you whiplash. Immigration seemed a top-priority issue for Republicans in the wake of their defeat in the 2012 presidential election, but Speaker Boehner hinted last week that reform isn’t on the table this year.Putin to Eurasia: Lose the panties. A would-be ban on lacy lingerie may sound silly at first, but the recent move can be understood as another piece of a much larger civilizational clash between Russia and the West.And so it begins. Democratic Senator Joe Manchin became the first in his party to publicly turn on the Affordable Care Act, announcing he would vote to repeal the President’s landmark legislation. It’s looking more and more likely that the Senate will have a majority to repeal Obamacare after the midterm elections later this year.